Yongnuo is a Chinese manufacturer of reliable and durable flashes and accessories. Their newly released YN-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter, and soon to be released YN-600EX-RT units, can now be used with Canon's RT built in flash system! This is awesome news for anyone looking to get into the off camera flash game or even just build upon your already existing gear. This will most likely make off camera flash accessible to even those on a tight budget.
The YN-E3-RT retails at about $145 which is half the cost of a comparable Canon unit. As far as I can see there has been no specific pricing or release date on the YN-600EX-RT yet. I'll be sure to share as soon as I know.
The best part is that the similarities between the two flashes will make my Canon 600EX Crash Course Training Tutorial
a perfect learning tool for the Yongnuo 600EX-RT flash system. Lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of photography. This crash course is without a doubt the fastest way to learn everything you need to know about flash and lighting. In just a few short hours beginner to even advanced flash users will have a comprehensive understanding of lighting techniques including breaking down the complex Canon TTL system in easy to understand lessons. Nothing will take your photography to the next level like understanding and mastering quality light -- where you want it, when you want it.
A photo of the Yongnuo system posted by Yongnuo's lead engineer.
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